Drawing of ground dogwood – Fairbanks, Alaska
Since I posted the photos of the ground dogwood a few days ago, I thought I would also post a drawing I did.
Ground dogwood (Cornus canadensis), also called bunchberry, is one of my favorite plants, especially in early summer when it is flowering. The flower are actually tiny–“bunched” up in the center of the plant and surrounded by four white bracts (specialized leaves). Sometimes the plants carpet the clearings in the woods nearby.